Litigation and risk management

General Criminal Law

JP Karsenty's lawyers accompany and defend their clients before the criminal courts - police court, criminal court and assize court - for all types of offenses. 

The criminal law team acts on behalf of individuals or legal entities, whether they are defendants or victims. In line with our international vision and our ability to understand international issues, the firm regularly works with foreign individuals or companies. 

During the investigation phase, the persons are accompanied by a reactive, efficient and available team, which will constantly guarantee the preservation of your rights and interests by performing all the necessary acts during the procedure. During the trial phase, you will also benefit from an active and tailor-made criminal defence. 

JP Karsenty also represents detainees and convicts before the liberty and custody judge and the courts of enforcement of sentences.

The general criminal law team is led by Matthieu Chirez and Thomas Ricard, former secretaries of the Conference. They are accompanied by a team consisting of a senior associate and a junior associate.

In the framework of a pro bono activity, JP Karsenty is also involved in supporting associations, in order to advise them on all their legal issues in criminal law.

Legal works in this area

  • Investigation: assistance during the preliminary or flagrante delicto investigation phase, in particular during searches or following the filing of a complaint;
  • Police custody: 30-minute interview, assistance during hearings, monitoring of the measure until it is lifted;
  • Pre-judicial phase: intervention with the prosecuting authorities in the pre-litigation phase in order to actively participate in this phase of the procedure;
  • Investigation: assistance during interrogations before the investigating judge, drafting of requests for acts, requests for nullity, assistance at hearings before the investigating chamber;
  • Judgment: drafting of submissions before the criminal courts, assistance during hearings, pleadings.
  • Filing of requests for release in the context of pre-trial detention, filing of requests for sentence adjustment in the context of the enforcement of a sentence;

Track records

  • Defence of a person accused of voluntary manslaughter, in a case that has remained unsolved for 20 years (cold case) before the Criminal Court ;
  • Representation and assistance of about thirty victims of the November 13, 2015 attacks (specially composed Criminal Court of Paris) ;
  • Defence of a person accused of robbery, kidnapping accompanied by acts of torture and barbarism before the Criminal Court ;
  • Counsel for the family of a victim of voluntary manslaughter before the Criminal Court ;
  • Defence of a defendant for aggravated pimping before the Criminal Court ;
  • Counsel for a victim of attempted extortion by violence, kidnapping and sequestration accompanied by acts of torture and barbarism.
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